Who Stole Feminism? by Christina Hoff Sommers
One cannot open a newspaper or turn on the television these days without seeing another story about the horrors visited upon American women in a man’s world. A woman is battered by her husband every fifteen seconds—make that every twelve or, better yet, every ten seconds. One in four women, or perhaps one in three, will be raped at least once in her lifetime, if anorexia does not claim her first. As a result of societal pressure to remain silent and defer to males, adolescent girls are deprived of self-esteem and self-confidence.
For anyone who has felt that there is something wrong with such claims, this book provides welcome ammunition. In it, Christina Hoff Sommers deftly debunks the horror stories as canards, meant to convince everyone that “women remain besieged and subject to a relentless and vicious male backlash.”
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